The Glass Room

The Glass Room

2DCS12
Director:Julius Ševčík
Cast:Carice Van Houten, Hanna Alström, Karel Roden, Roland Møller
Premiere:14. March 2019
Length:104 minutes
Genre:Drama

Director: Julius Ševčík  •  Cast: Carice Van Houten, Hanna Alström, Karel Roden, Roland Møller, Claes Bange, Alexandra Borbély, Karel Dobrý, Zuzana Fialová

The film is an adaptation of Simon Mawer’s 2009 novel about the love story between two women set in a house in Czechoslovakia and takes place over 80 years. Honeymooners Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with the optimism and cultural vibrancy of central Europe of the 1920s when they meet modernist architect Rainer von Abt. He builds for them a home to embody their exuberant faith in the future, and the Landauer House becomes an instant masterpiece. Viktor and Liesel, a rich Jewish mogul married to a thoughtful, modern gentile, pour all of their hopes for their marriage and budding family into their stunning new home, filling it with children, friends, and a generation of artists and thinkers eager to abandon old-world European style in favor of the new and the avant-garde. But as life intervenes, their new home also brings out their most passionate desires and darkest secrets. As Viktor searches for a warmer, less challenging comfort in the arms of another woman, and Liesel turns to her wild, mischievous friend Hana for excitement, the marriage begins to show signs of strain. The radiant honesty and idealism of 1930 quickly evaporate beneath the storm clouds of World War II. As Nazi troops enter the country, the family must leave their old life behind and attempt to escape to America before Viktor’s Jewish roots draw Nazi attention, and before the family itself dissolves.

Length: 104 min

Year: 2019
Local premiere date: 14. March 2019

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia

Director: Julius Ševčík  •  Cast: Carice Van Houten, Hanna Alström, Karel Roden, Roland Møller, Claes Bange, Alexandra Borbély, Karel Dobrý, Zuzana Fialová

The film is an adaptation of Simon Mawer’s 2009 novel about the love story between two women set in a house in Czechoslovakia and takes place over 80 years. Honeymooners Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with the optimism and cultural vibrancy of central Europe of the 1920s when they meet modernist architect Rainer von Abt. He builds for them a home to embody their exuberant faith in the future, and the Landauer House becomes an instant masterpiece. Viktor and Liesel, a rich Jewish mogul married to a thoughtful, modern gentile, pour all of their hopes for their marriage and budding family into their stunning new home, filling it with children, friends, and a generation of artists and thinkers eager to abandon old-world European style in favor of the new and the avant-garde. But as life intervenes, their new home also brings out their most passionate desires and darkest secrets. As Viktor searches for a warmer, less challenging comfort in the arms of another woman, and Liesel turns to her wild, mischievous friend Hana for excitement, the marriage begins to show signs of strain. The radiant honesty and idealism of 1930 quickly evaporate beneath the storm clouds of World War II. As Nazi troops enter the country, the family must leave their old life behind and attempt to escape to America before Viktor’s Jewish roots draw Nazi attention, and before the family itself dissolves.

Year: 2019
Local premiere date: 14. March 2019

Country of origin:

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
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